Why must I pay until 21?

October 27, 2014

Hi, my payments to the csa were stopped on the 30th of august , my daughter is nearly 20 this december.

Then she enrolled in a college course, now the csa have told me that they are re openning my case, and i will owe them money.

This is the 3rd college course she has done, as she does this when she cant find work ,also reading the d.w.p rules they stop paying child benifit to her mother when my daughter is 20 . so why do i have to pay untill she is 21. any advice would be helpful.


8 Responses to “Why must I pay until 21?”

  1. Charlotte Rosevear on October 27th, 2014 12:04 pm

    You have to pay until their 21 if they go into further education

  2. Daniel Claridge on October 27th, 2014 12:14 pm

    I think the question he was asking is why

  3. Karen Todd on October 27th, 2014 1:55 pm

    I was told up to 20 then it stops regardless of whether they still in education or not n am sure u can’t claim child benefit after that age n they only say u pay for as long as child benefit is being claimed or have I been misinformed ?

  4. James Gargett on October 27th, 2014 3:44 pm

    hi karen ,you can only claim child benifit up till your child is 20, but if the child is on any type of course the csa still want you to pay untill 21, as long as its not an h.n.d . cheers jim

  5. Fadela Seddini on October 27th, 2014 3:48 pm

    Above asking why you are paying CSA maybe you should ask your child if further help is needed for studies and housing and everything that needs to be covered when you are a student.

  6. Bill on October 27th, 2014 4:39 pm

    Child maintenance ceases to be payable once the qualifying child reaches the age of 20 regardless of any other circumstances.

  7. KMcQ80 on October 28th, 2014 8:06 am

    If your child starts university at 18, CSA payments stop.
    According to the CSA, I understand there is a difference between further education and university education!

  8. Bill on October 28th, 2014 8:45 am

    Further education is below degree level, higher education is degree courses and above.

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